In 2014, Jaguar decided to diversify their range in the most extraordinary way; by build 10 brand new Lightweight Racing E-Type’s.

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The project was a roaring success, and the division responsible for this remarkable achievement was dubbed Jaguar Classic.

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Ever since the Lightweight E-Type ended, the Jaguar Classic team were challenge with the task of choosing another classic gem to reproduce. They settled on this beautiful 1957 XKSS.

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The story goes, the XKSS was originally a road-going version of the LeMans-winning D-Type. The original XKSS was produced in 1954-1956, until the project came to an abrupt end in 1957 when 9 cars destined for North America weren’t lost in a fire in Jaguar’s Brown Lane factory in the British Midlands, thus only 16 cars were ever delivered to customers.

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These 9 ‘brand-new’ XKSS’ are Jaguar attempt to remake those ‘lost’ cars.

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Every single detail will be period correct, from the magnesium alloy body, to the rivited 2-piece magnesium alloy wheels, to the Dunlop disk-brakes, and even down to the glorious 3.4-litre straight-six, producing just 195 kW.

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This example is finished in Sherwood Green, and all 9 subsequent cars will also be finished in colours of the original colour-pallet.

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Minor specification changes have been made only to improve driver and passenger safety. The fuel cell, for example, uses robust, modern materials to support throughput of modern fuels.

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As one could expect, this level of bespoke, luxurious rarity does not come cheap. The XKSS will be sold for a cool £1 million. That translates to around R18 million a piece…